Colleen O'Leary-Kelley Director
Considering a career in nursing?
The Valley Foundation School of Nursing offers a program for individuals seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. The program provides the opportunity for students to acquire a liberal and professional education as a foundation for practice and advanced education. The Valley Foundation School of Nursing aims to provide educational excellence in the science and art of professional nursing to empower our graduates to be responsible and knowledgable clinicians, leaders, and scholars who strive to meet changing global healthcare needs. Additionally, the master's and doctorate degree programs offered by the Valley Foundation School of Nursing develop specialists in advanced nursing practice.
Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nursing
The School of Nursing offers a program for individuals seeking a Bachelor's of Science degree in nursing. The baccalaureate program prepares the individual for professional nursing practice in a variety of acute care and community settings and for continuing education and graduate studies. For more information about the baccalaureate program click here.
RN to BSN Baccalaureate
The Valley Foundation School of Nursing offers an RN to BSN program for registered nurses to obtain a BS in Nursing. The RN to BSN program is for students who already have a California RN license, or will have it before the program begins, AND do not yet have a Bachelor's degree in nursing. The curriculum integrates general and professional education to prepare a professional nurse who is also a well-educated citizen. For more information about the RN to BSN baccalaureate program click here.
Post-Baccalaureate in Wound and Ostomy
The Valley Foundation School of Nursing offers the post-baccalaureate speciality education program for registered nurses to provide acute and rehabilitative needs for people with abdominal stomas, wounds, fistulas, drains and pressure ulcers. The Wound and Ostomy Education program at the Valley Foundation School of Nursing offers access to speciality education in wound and ostomy care to all interested nurses who meet the criteria of enrollment. We empower these nurses to eventually improve the quality of care in people with wound, ostomy, fistula and drains, and pressure injuries. For more information about the Wound and Ostomy Education program click here.
Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
The Valley Foundation School of Nursing offers a Master of Science, Nursing, concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). The program focuses on the theoretical, and scientific bases for the diagnosis and treatment of common illness, as well as health teaching, counseling and preventive services. Emphasis is placed upon advanced clinical skills, including a history-taking and physical examination, health screening, management of common illness, and techniques of prevention and risk reduction. For more information about the FNP program click here.
Master of Science in Nurse Educator
The Valley Foundation School of Nursing at San Jose State University offers a Master of Science degree for Nurse Educators. The MS nursing program accepts students who have completed a baccalaureate in nursing. Applicants who have a California RN license and who have been awarded a non-nursing baccalaureate degree may be admitted conditionally on an individual basis. For more information about the Nurse Educator program click here.
Doctor of Nursing Practice
The Valley Foundation School of Nursing offers a post-master's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. The DNP is a practice degree designed to prepare nurse leaders and advanced practice nurses for evidence-based practice in patient care, leadership, and educational roles. Designed for working professionals, coursework is primarily offered in an online format. For more information about the Doctor of Nursing Practice program click here.